1860-1899 | 1980-1989 | Backing terror operations | Burning villages | Collective punishments | India | Lebanon | MI6 crimes | Punitive operations

8 MARCH

MI6 BEHIND MASSIVE BEIRUT CAR BOMB [ 8 March 1985 ] On 8th March 1985, MI6 assisted CIA and Saudi agents in their attempt to assassinate Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, an author and scholar who called for armed resistance to the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. The means used was a massive…

1860-1899 | Burning towns and cities | Collective punishments | Media propaganda | Nigeria | Punitive operations

22 FEBRUARY

TWO NIGER DELTA TOWNS BURNED TO THE GROUND [ 22 February 1895 ] In the late nineteenth century a boom in the demand for palm oil, used in everything from soap and candle manufacture to explosives, enticed the Royal Niger Company to expand its presence across the Niger Delta. This process accelerated after 1886, when…